Last updated: May 2, 2016 at 11:19 am
Embedded below is a document listing 50+ things you think if you have an old L&D mindset! Underneath it you’ll find supporting resources.
Workplace learning is more than training
- Training isn’t learning, Stephen Gill shows how putting substantial resources into employee training is not the way to go (March 2016)
- Why leadership development has to happen on the job, Melissa Daimler explains why leadership today is about understanding the context (March 2016)
- ‘Dear Training’ … a breakup letter from L&D professionals’ Arun Pradhan says that things have changed and it’s time to move on (March 2016)
- Informal knowledge sharing alone will create employable workforces This Business Insider article states that any corporate culture must place value on informal learning and reward informal learning achievements (January 2016)
- Corporate training needs to re-think its model; no to course assessments, yes to experiences. Roger Shank talks about the things we need to stop doing and adapt to the real world (December 2015)
- PwC strives for a learning culture Stephen Gill explains how they are aligning learning with business objectives, piloting methods before full implementation, starting with leadership buy-in, celebrating success, and evaluating impact. All good practices of a learning culture. (November 2015)
- 70-20-10 the elephant in the room, Arun Pradhan
— arun pradhan (@arunzpradhan) November 26, 2015
- Corporate learning and development: Whose job is it? MIndFlah asks whose job is it, exactly, to create a culture of learning within the organization? The short answer is: “Everyone’s”. (September 2015)
- Conformity, innovation and the organisation Nick Shackleton Jones talks about the challenges helping organisations bring about innovation. (August 2015)
MWL is 702010 without the numbers
- 70:20:10 Primer Charles Jennings explains how 70:20:10 is a reference model or framework that helps organisations extend their focus on learning and development beyond the classroom and course-based
- 70:20:10 Beyond the Blend Charles Jennings explains that blended learning is essentially push learning and how the 70:20:10 framework can take you beyond the blend (May 2015)
- Changing words. Changing practices. Changing Culture Part II Mark Britz explains most people in organizations see themselves at workers or employees, not learners. They were not hired to learn, they were hired to do.
Stop calling people learners
In chapter 30 of MWL book I talk about the need to stop referring to employees as learners, here are some more resources
- We should stop using the term “learner” because … JD Dillon articulates more reasons why he’s come to believe that our use of the term “learner” to describe anyone who engages with L&D stuff actually represents a problem within our industry (April 2016)
The end of the LMS?
- The LMS is dead, long live the LMS! Donald Clark provides 10 pros and 10 cons for the LMS (March 2016)
- What’s Really to Blame for the Failures of Our LMS, This article in Chronicle of Higher Education considers why LMSs, which just about everyone on campus uses every day to keep classes running, seem destined to disappoint, year after year. The reason procurement (March 2016)
- Could Slack Be the Next Online Learning Platform? This EdSurge article explains that Slack “facilitates an online, supercharged version of watercooler conversation, enabling people to trade information and chat informally with colleagues. And it might just be a game changer for online education”. (March 2016)
- The move from course management to course networking “the LMS works, technically, but consider: Is this really the way we want it to work?” (August 2015)
- The IT gap that’s damaging L&D David James explains how every L&D leader he speaks with struggles to drive traffic to their LMS.but could it be just as much to do with the IT Gap and not creating an online environment that people recognise, expect, and want to engage with? (July 2015)
Out with old thinking?
- Is Myers-Briggs up to the job? This article in the Financial Times puts the Myers Brigg personality test on the spot
- Learning styles and the importance of critical self-reflection In this TEDx talk Tesia Marshik challenges the belief in learning styles
- The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths Neuromythology puts paid to the learning styles myth (January 2016)
- One size doesn’t fit all